Just after 4 PM on Thursday, January 2, the Seattle Police Department reported that a bank robbery had taken place in the 6400 block of Roosevelt Way NE.
Officers responding to bank robbery in the 6400 blk Roosevelt Wy. Susp. is a wht male, 6’2,175, wearing blu hat,gry sweatshirt, blu pants
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 2, 2014
SPD has not yet released the name of the bank where the robbery took place. But by our count, there are two banks in this area: The Wells Fargo branch inside the Roosevelt Square Whole Foods, and the Umpqua Bank branch on the NE corner of Roosevelt Way NE and NE 64th St. (The Umpqua Bank was previously robbed on March 28, 2012.)
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Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect, please call 911 and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.
We’ll update this post with more information when we have it.
UPDATE (4:47 PM): The SPD has released a photo taken of the suspect, taken from inside the Umpqua Bank (you can see the colored text of this location on the windows behind the suspect):
Recognize the suspect from today's bank robbery @ 6400 blk of Roosevelt? Call 911 or the Robbery Unit @ 684 5535 pic.twitter.com/tlT6EfgFuO
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 3, 2014
UPDATE (5:36 PM): The Seattle Police Department Blotter has a post up now about the robbery, which includes a couple more photos of the suspect.